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In a strange incident, hackers broke into the software of service provider Yandex Taxi
In Moscow, the Russian capital, drivers were trapped inside their cars for several hours.
Yandex Taxi is operated by Russia’s largest IT company, Yandex. Yandex is also called Russian Google.

Moscow. In a bizarre incident in Russia, hackers hacked into the cybersystem of a private online taxi service by tampering with its app and sending hundreds of taxis to a single address. After that there was a huge traffic jam in that area. Heavy traffic jams were seen on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Russia’s capital, Moscow. The drivers are said to have been trapped inside their cars for several hours.

A report in ARY News said that in the bizarre incident, hackers broke into service provider Yandex Taxi’s software and sent hundreds of cars to the same location, causing traffic jams for three hours. Hundreds of drivers working for Yandex Taxi in Moscow did not know this until they arrived there. This traffic jam lasted about 3 hours.

Taxi company Yandex Taxi, confirming the cyberattack incident, said that because of this, the Kutuzovsky Prospect area was blocked and the drivers of the cars were disturbed. A company spokesperson said that on the morning of September 1, cyber attackers tried to shut down Yandex Taxi’s service. Several dozen drivers were ordered to go to the same place.

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A company spokesperson said the algorithms have already been improved to prevent such incidents in the future and detect such attacks. He said drivers affected by the cyberattack would get compensation. However, it was unclear who was responsible for the Yandex taxi hack. Yandex Taxi is operated by Russia’s largest IT company, Yandex. Yandex is also called Russian Google.

Keywords: cyberattack, The Pirates, Moscow, Russia

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